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War of the Wildcats - John Wayne (1943)




War of the Wildcats or In Old Oklahoma (1943) â John Wayne
John Wayne as Daniel Somers
Martha Scott as Catherine Allen
Albert Dekker as Jim "Hunk" Gardner
George "Gabby" Hayes as Desprit Dean
Marjorie Rambeau as Bessie Baxter
Dale Evans as "Cuddles" Walker
Grant Withers as Richardson
Sidney Blackmer as Teddy Roosevelt
Director: Albert S. Rogell
Studio: Republic Productions

Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen.
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Run time 97 minutes 43 seconds
Audio/Visual sound, black and white
Language English

Credits

John Wayne as Daniel Somers
Martha Scott as Catherine Allen
Albert Dekker as Jim "Hunk" Gardner
George "Gabby" Hayes as Desprit Dean
Marjorie Rambeau as Bessie Baxter
Dale Evans as "Cuddles" Walker
Grant Withers as Richardson
Sidney Blackmer as Teddy Roosevelt
Director: Albert S. Rogell
Studio: Republic Productions

Reviews

Reviewer: katperrr - - June 4, 2013
Subject: Enjoyable
Not a blockbuster, but entertaining.
Reviewer: nevillejack - - January 16, 2013
Subject: wayne at his best
Must be one of jw's best movies.all the western addict could wish for:storyline,action,comedy,a,great supporting cast.Of interest,in just how many films did gabby hayes actually appear?I think its more than his filmography states.
NJ,Crewe.
Reviewer: bobsluckycat - - October 29, 2010
Subject: One of "The Dukes" Best
This may be the best John Wayne film made after "Stage Coach" during the early to mid-1940's. Republic was loaning him out to Paramount, MGM and RKO Radio and others during this time and prior to this had put him in some pretty lame productions. This film however is a horse of a diferent color. This is a broad comedy-western with no holds barred and not without some satirical touches of the Oil Rush Days as well. Wayne is light and fun and even sings. The entire cast is a perfect blend top to bottom. "Gabby" Hayes, re-united with Wayne from the Monogram days is in top form. Dale Evans gets special mention for her saucy, unexpected, turn. Everybody on the payroll at Republic and then some at the time are in the picture, and not neccaryily cast to type. This was a major hit at the time and one of Wayne's best period. Academy Award nominated for Best Score and Best Sound. This film has been around the block a few times, but if you haven't seen it, it's a must see. Highly recommended. Enjoy
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